CRaZY ๐Ÿ˜œ rEaL ๐Ÿ˜œ EsTaTe ๐Ÿ˜œ sToRiEs!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

CRaZY ๐Ÿ˜œ rEaL ๐Ÿ˜œ EsTaTe ๐Ÿ˜œ sToRiEs!

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This month's challenge sends me back in time to a few times when moments presented were outside the norm. These are mild compared to some salacious stories, ripe with drama, sex or downright deceit!

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Settle down and take it slow now...

While out showing properties with a buyer couple, my car's odometer suddenly flipped from miles per hour to kilometers. Instead of driving approx. 45 mph, I panicked, thinking we were careening down the roadway at 70+ mph in a 50 mph zone!!! My brain finally registered that this was impossible!

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I quickly pulled over to the side of the road to calm the heart rate. We all had a good laugh over that, after taking out the car's manual and correcting the odometer reading. Whew, that was extremely stressful!

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Not all Roses smell the same...

Accepting a buyer referral from a fellow agent in the office, I was told this person was well qualified and ready to purchase a home. After meeting Rose, we set out early morning to view several properties that hit most marks. At the end of the day, she wished to write an offer on a favorite.

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Getting back to the office, we discussed terms and conditions. Apparently, Rose had a huge gold nugget in her purse that she wanted to use for earnest money. She quickly pulls it out, ready to hand it over.

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Realizing she was very serious, I encouraged her to take it to a highly recommended, local jeweler to get it appraised. She agreed, left, no return or return of calls. So, it was nose goes with Rose!

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FAMILY FIRST. And if you do not believe that, try me...

As a dedicated professional, I follow through on commitments made with few exceptions. On April 18th, 2014, my daughter-in-law started having contractions, Ruger was finally making his grand entrance to the outside world. Yay! I spent all night and the morning of the 19th at the hospital.

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Exhausted and unable to drive, I called the property owner's to reschedule the planned open house that day, for another time. "No way!" was the answer and then one of them subtly hinted that I might be fired...

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Rather than deal with a clear lack of compassion, I sent over the Cancellation of Contract, pulled the sign and removed the lock box that following day.ย No one and nothing comes before my family or my safety.

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I repeat, NO ONE!!! ย They got the message LOUD & CLEAR.

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See?! Not much to see here...LOL!

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Thanks to the hosts of September's Challenge, Eileen Burns and Kathy Streib. Your time and efforts are always appreciated!

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Comments (31)

Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! at least you did not have to shift to drive on the other side of road ๐Ÿคฃย 

Worthless down payment

Some folks do not believe real estate professionals have a personal life

Sep 10, 2022 05:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Now, that has to be a very interesting story, simply because it's three brothers, Endre Barath, Jr.! Looking forward to reading it.

Sep 10, 2022 06:46 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTORยฎ Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wonder if you accidentally hit a button that changed the odometer to Km that would indeed be disturbing to have it just change mid-drive, haha.

Sep 10, 2022 06:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you, Nina Hollander, Broker. Seemed easier to give three examples rather than expound on one.

Sep 10, 2022 06:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Apparently, she carried it everywhere in that purse of hers. I was intrigued by the idea of using it as a deposit, Kat Palmiotti!

Sep 10, 2022 06:53 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

At the end of the day, I felt better unloading the listing, especially after realizing they did not care about the circumstances. Not sure I'd survive driving in Europe, Eileen Burns! LOLย 

Sep 10, 2022 06:57 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Not sure how it happened, Brian England, only that it was terrifying, thinking the car was in control and I wasn't!

Sep 10, 2022 06:58 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

The longer that you stay in this business, the stranger stories you will see occur.ย 

Sep 10, 2022 12:09 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I agree with you Wanda...FAMILY FIRST AT ALL TIMES! We have had to fire seller clients too for their lack of understanding!

Sep 10, 2022 12:29 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

The US is one of the three countries that do not use the metric system for measurement.

When I came here to the US, it was the most challenging thing to learn when someone tried to give me directions, say, "go thru the first set of lights and keep going about 2.7 miles, turn left, go for another 3 miles, and 275 yards on your left after the stop sign!ย 

Wha...what? I think I'll call a cab to take me to the nearest bar for a drink!!๐Ÿคฃ

Good stories, Wanda.

Sep 10, 2022 06:26 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

That could be a whole different challengeย 

What was the best time you ever fired a client?ย 

Sometimes it's just not worth the hassle to put up with some people!

Sep 11, 2022 12:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No two days present the same, Rocky Dickerson, that's true. Being a 2nd generation real estate agent, you must have quite a collection of stories to tell!

Sep 11, 2022 07:33 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, thankfully, we have the permission to make decisions that are best for us. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

Sep 11, 2022 07:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Haha! Converting measurements is not easy when first learning, Aura Alex. I remember being told in the 1970's that America was transitioning to the metric system, glad it didn't happen!

Sep 11, 2022 07:38 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Mutual respect and understanding are necessary in my business. I received neither and it was best for me to move on, Debra Leisek!

Sep 11, 2022 07:40 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!ย 
So many stories and so little time...
All the best - Lynn

Sep 11, 2022 07:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wanda, for sharing these stories.

Have an outstanding week.

Sep 12, 2022 04:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

To be continued...Thanks for stopping by Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727!

Sep 12, 2022 08:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Glad you enjoyed them, Roy! Wishing you and Dolores the best.

Sep 12, 2022 08:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love your short stories, Wanda and I'm with you 100% - family does come first and if our clients don't understand that or agree with that, buh-bye! I really don't want to work with folks that don't put family first and would have totally fired them too!

Funny side-bar story - Another agent showed a home to one of my clients one day because I had a prior obligation and it was one of those, 'must-see-now' homes or they would miss out. They fell in love and I drew up the Offer and won the bidding war for them.ย 

We were at the inspection and I walked out back and said, "Oh, my, this is a PERFECT fur-baby backyard!" They first asked what 'fur-baby' meant and then said, "Oh, we don't like dogs!!" Other than that, they were just miserable people and I couldn't wait to get the transaction Closed.


I kid you not when I say that once we Closed those folks were removed from my database. They phoned me about a year ago to list their home and I told them I was not taking on new listings at the moment!! Miserable people are just not people I want to associate with - and the fact that they don't like dogs was the icing on the cake!

Oct 02, 2022 03:06 PM